Berlin Remix of the Moose

Larry Lessig gave an amazing presentation on David Post’s Jefferson’s Moose (2009) at the Heinrich-Böll Foundation in Berlin last week. Watch it! What do you think about the RW/RO argument? The Remix argument? Is change as radical as Lessig argues? What is your favorite moose? Other mooses you can think of?

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Philipp Müller works in the IT industry and is academic dean of the SMBS. Author of “Machiavelli.net”. Proud father of three amazing children. The views expressed in this blog are his own.

22. May 2009 by Philipp
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  1. justuslenz@gmx.de'

    I like another example Larry Lessig used (if I remember correctly) at a TED speech to show how law has to be adapted to use new technologies efficiently:

    After the invention of airplanes land-owners first claimed they had a right to get paid for the usage of the airspace above their land (a claim backed up by the wording of property laws).

    Imagine negotiating with the property right owners for a short flight from Berlin to Madrid!

  2. justuslenz@gmx.de'

    I like another example Larry Lessig used (if I remember correctly) at a TED speech to show how law has to be adapted to use new technologies efficiently:

    After the invention of airplanes land-owners first claimed they had a right to get paid for the usage of the airspace above their land (a claim backed up by the wording of property laws).

    Imagine negotiating with the property right owners for a short flight from Berlin to Madrid!

  3. @Justus

    fantastic example! – same issue came up in the debate on how to cut up outer space. Both show the power of metaphorological/analogical reasoning in law.

  4. @Justus

    fantastic example! – same issue came up in the debate on how to cut up outer space. Both show the power of metaphorological/analogical reasoning in law.